Psychology Ph.D. Dissertations

Psychology Ph.D. Dissertations

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Neurocognitive aging in homing pigeons (Columba livia): Further investigation into hippocampal-dependent memory impairment and testing of the cholinergic hypothesis of cognitive decline, Vincent Jesse Coppola

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Heuristics in the Context of Long-Form Short-Story Reading, Christopher William Gamsby

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Applying An Intersectional Framework to the Experiences of Low-Income, First-Generation, Sexual Minority College Students, Sabrina Marie Gonzales

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Examining Alexithymia in Affective Events Theory, Nicholas Howald

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Multifaceted Development of Social Identity in Adolescence: The Role of Diverse Backgrounds and Discrimination, Cjersti Jayne Jensen

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Intention to employ behavioral tactics to moderate gambling: Effects of gambling history and imagined mood, Brent Alan Lang

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A Structural Equation Modeling Approach to Predicting Applicant Faking, Brendan Lortie

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Improving Construct Validity and Measurement of Post-Traumatic Growth, Gina Marie Mattei

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Comprehension and Interpretation of Common Language Effect Size Displays, Kelle Moracz

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Practitioner Resistance to Structured Interviews: A Comparison of Two Models, Samantha A. Nesnidol

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The Influence of Attentional Entrainment on Temporal and Spatial Predictions of Inferred Motion, Timothy Patrick

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A Pilot Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention to Reduce the Negative Effects of Sexual Objectification Among College Women, Cassandra Pentzien

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Comparing Atheist, Non-Religious, And Religious Peoples' Cardiovascular Reactivity: A Laboratory Stressor, Rolf Armand Ritchie

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Bringing Situational Judgement Tests to the 21st Century: Scoring of Situational Judgement Tests Using Item Response Theory, Tom Haim Ron

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The Effects of Experienced Cyber-Aggression on Subsequent Aggressive Behavior among College Students, Aaron Edward Sedlar

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Mindfulness and Acceptance for Sexual Minorities Experiencing Work Stress, Rajinder J. Singh

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Turning Interruptions Into Engagement? A Daily Approach to the Study of Interruptions on the Employee Engagement of Knowledge Workers, Shelby Wise

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Faking on Personality Tests: The Relationship Between Intelligence and Personality, Georgi P. Yankov

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Assessing Metacognitive Illusions: Fluency, Timing, and Judgments-of-Learning, Lauren T. Yeager

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The Role of Mindfulness in Cardiovascular Recovery from Stress, Mariya Zaturenskaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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College Students' Spiritual Resources and Struggles in Coping with Intimate Partner Verbal Aggression: A Longitudinal Study, Layal Abadi

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Inferred Statistics and Ecological Validity in Bayesian Reasoning, Christopher B. Arnold

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The Impact of Trait Cognitive Defusion and Cue Elaboration on Chocolate Craving and Cognitive Resources, Nova G. Hinman

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Participant preference in interventions in occupational health psychology: Potential implications for autonomy, Kristin A. Horan

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Reward processing alterations for natural reward in alcohol-preferring (P) rats: Incentive contrast, reward discrimination, and alcohol consumption, Justin James McGraw

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So You've Had the 'Ah Ha' Moment, Now What? Sustaining Organizational Creativity, Sara McKersie

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The Reconceptualization and Measurement of Workplace Interpersonal Distrust, Hanyi Min

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Is it them? Or is it you? Examining Perceptions of Workplace Incivility Based on Personality Characteristics, Alison M. Rada-Bayne

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Effects of Concussions on Cognitive Performance: An FMRI Study, Joshua M. Ricker

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Latinos Living with HIV/AIDS: A Pilot Randomized Control Outcome Study, Tatiana Rodriguez-Klein

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Does self-other agreement on upward feedback impact employee attitudes and outcomes? A response surface methodology examination, Stacy Sim

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Evaluation of a Brief Cognitive Defusion Training For Sweet Cravings Among College Students, Maija Broox Taylor

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Development and Validation of a Situational Judgment Test that Assesses Managerial Effectiveness in Providing Family-Friendly Supervision, Tatiana Haralinova Toumbeva

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Efficacy of Acceptance Based Behavior Therapy Versus Cognitive Therapy for Test Anxiety and Working Memory Performance, Erin E. Bannon

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Who benefits from usual care? Using latent profile analysis to identify differential treatment outcomes, Francis Tony Bonadio

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Get ACTive! A pilot acceptance and commitment therapy workshop, Jessica E. Borushok

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Attachment, Bullying, and Romantic Relationships in College Students, Qijuan Fang

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Understanding Factors Related to Surviving a Disaster: The Survival Attitude Scale, Wendy Renee Fogo

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Faking is a FACT: Examining the Susceptibility of Intermediate Items to Misrepresentation, Garett C. Foster

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Citizen participation to promote social justice and individual well-being in Detroit Michigan, Sarah Greenberg

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The Link between Lifetime Victimization and Psychological Symptoms: Understanding the Interplay of Coping and Specific Characteristics of Violent Events, Sarah Hassan

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Weight, discrimination, and performance: Using self-determination theory to explain workplace outcomes related to weight, Alexandra A. Henderson

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The Effects of Message Framing on Soda Consumption in Young Adults, Debra A. Hoffmann

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Honey, I'm Home: The Provision and Perception of Work Recovery Support in Working Dyads, Kelsey-Jo Ritter Kessie

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Using MM-IRT-C to Explore the Relationship between Depression and Pre-employment Tests, Rachel Throop King

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Do psychological characteristics of addiction treatment professionals predict acceptance of harm reduction interventions?, Kirstin J. Lauritsen

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Health Kick: Promoting healthy eating in youth sport using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based intervention, Jenna M. Marx

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Antecedents of older nurses' intentions to continue working in the same organization after retirement, Yisheng Peng

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Decomposing Variance Components for Risk Perceptions Using Generalizability Theory, Yi Wang

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Toward an explanation of HR professionals' intuition-based hiring in a decision-making context, Yuyan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An analysis of outcomes in maltreated youth: The transmission of neighborhood risk through caregiver aggression and depression, Kelly E. Amrhein

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Theory of Mind Development and Moral Judgment as Differential Predictors of Aggressive and Prosocial Behaviors in a Normative Preschool Sample, Erin R. Baker

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The Role of Coping Socialization by Peers and Parents in Adolescents' Coping with Cyber-victimization, Stacey Lynn Bradbury

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The Relationship of Online Gaming Addiction with Motivations to Play and Craving, Nicole Alexandra Cross

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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Employing Harm Reduction Strategies Among Ecstasy Users, Alan Kooi Davis

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A National Study of Child and Family Therapists: The Relationships between Parent Engagement, Supervision and Training, and Burnout, Morgan E. Dynes

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Examining the relationship between organizational constraints and individual deficits in executive functioning on employees' extra-role work behaviors., Jasmine Yasi Khosravi

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A Model of Rural Delinquency: Collective Efficacy in Rural Schools, Jennifer Hayman Lackey

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Do Female Thriftiness and Bragging about Thriftiness Peak Near Ovulation?, Patrick J. Nebl

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Relational Spirituality and Trajectories of Observed Emotional Intimacy During the Transition to Parenthood, Emily A. Padgett

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On the popularity of emotional intelligence: An examination of contributing factors, Thaddeus B. Rada

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Minority Stress and Substance Use in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Adults: An Exploration of Outness and Family Attachment, Justine Michelle Ray

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Developing a Health Numeracy Scale to Assess Medical Decision Making Among Older Adults, Jiaxi Wang

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An Initial Evaluation of a School-Based Psychoeducational Program Teaching Adolescents to Cope with Traumatic Stressors, Samantha Lindsey Zbur

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Using Icon Array as a Visual Aid for Communicating Validity Information, Don C. Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Evaluating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Kyoung deok Baik

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Cybervetting: A Common Antecedents Model, Julia Lizabeth Berger

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Mindfulness meditation training for spiritual struggles: A randomized controlled trial, Margaret Feuille Bockrath

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Weight-Related Humor: Effects on Expression of Attitudes about Obesity, Jacob M. Burmeister

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The Relationships between Acceptance, Avoidance, and Immunity in Medical Rehabilitation, Victoria L. Carhart

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Relationships of Organizational Justice and Organizational Constraints With Performance: A Meta-Analysis, Christopher S. Chang

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Shame as an Alternate Mechanism for the Abusive Supervision-Performance Relation and the Role of Power Distance Values, Michael A. Daniels

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Effects of Mindfulness Training on Individuals Experiencing Post-Breakup Distress: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Melissa D. Falb

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A Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Coping, Religious/Spiritual Appraisals, and Religious/Spiritual Coping in Predicting College Students' Adjustment to Non-Marital Breakup, Anna R. Hawley

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Exploring the Time Course of Object Persistence in Apparent Motion: Studies with the Simple Apparent Motion Display and the Ternus Display, Samuel D. Jaffee

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Secondary Stigma For Professionals Who Work with Marginalized Groups: A Comparative Study, Samantha R. Jesse

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Age Differences in Identity Processing Styles and Self-Consciousness: A Moderation Analysis and Examination of Ageism, Robert Michael Kirk

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The Provider-Consumer Relationship and Individual Well-Being: Perspectives of Adults with Serious Mental Illness and their Mental Health Care Providers, Lawrence Andrew Osborn

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Retaliatory Behavior as a Response to Executive Compensation, Nicole L. Petersen

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Marked: A Policy Capturing Investigation of Job Applicant Tattoos as Stigmatizing Marks in Blue and White Collar Employment, Ryan P. Whorton

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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An Evaluation of the Impact of Cue Exposure on the Relationship Between Pain Level and Craving For Prescription Opiods, Lisham Ashrafioun

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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Stress-Related Inhibitory Gating Impairment, Rachel Atchley

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Safety-Specific Person-Environment Fit: Relation with Safety Behaviors, Job Attitudes, and Strain, Ashlie Rae Britton

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Planning and the Survival Processing Effect: An Examination of the Proximate Mechanisms, Leisha Colyn

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Playing Violent Video Games Alone or with Others Present: Relations with Aggressive Behavior, Aggressive Cognition, and Hostility , Jason Drummond

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Responding to Spiritual Struggles: Experiential Avoidance and Mindfulness in Adjustment, Carmen Kay Oemig Dworsky

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The Benefits and Trajectory of Airbrushing-Based Media Literacy Among Girls, Allison Kiefner-Burmeister

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Simulating Response Latitude Effects in Attitude Surveys using IRT, Christopher Lake

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Recovery and Transformations from Loss in Adults with Serious Mental Illness, Jaclyn Leith

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Caribbean Blacks And Acculturative Stress: The Moderating Role of Religious Coping, Devon Superville

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Exposure to Community Violence and Conflict During Adolescence: Does conflict within a friendship contribute to higher levels of aggression?, Gina Veits

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Incidence and Attributions of Uncivil Events: Should they be Studied Separately?, Scott Withrow

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Sanctification of Work: A Potential Moderator of the Relationship between Work Stress and Health , Lisa Backus

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The Short-Term Effects of Viewing Sexually Objectifying Media: A Test of Objectification Theory, Sarah Domoff

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Abusive Supervision and Group-Level Perceptions: Looking at the Social Context of Abuse in the Workplace, Purnima Gopalkrishnan

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The Relationship between Direct and Indirect Contact and Weight Bias, Afton Koball

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Excessive Appetite for Pornography: Development and Evaluation of the Pornography Craving Questionnaire (PCQ-12), Shane Kraus

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Assessing the Effects of Observing Non-Performance-Based Aggression during Online Violent Video Game Play on Aggressive Behavior, Elizabeth Kryszak

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Longitudinal Effects of Self-reported Marital Strengths on Couples' Observed Conflictual Interactions Across the Transition to Parenthood, Katherine Kusner

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Predictors of Coparenting: Infant Temperament, Infant Gender, and Hostile-Reactive Parenting, Michelle LeRoy